It’s a heckuva news day. Well… not as good as the day the Catholic Church admitted conspiring against the Templars, but still…
- Champion of the Kensington Rune Stone claims more evidence of authenticity. Scott F Wolter’s new book The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America is available at Amazon US & UK.
- Archaeologists say Mayan city of Mirador is home to the largest pyramid in the world by volume, the first freeway system in the world, and a newly unearthed piece artwork, the size of a football field, that could rewrite the historical timeline of the Mayan civilization.
- Underwater archeologists explore 5,000-year-old submerged city.
- Modern man is a wimp, says Australian anthropologist.
- Scientists use precise flashes of light to implant false memories in fly brains. Perfect graphic — which leads us to…
- Delete: The virtue of forgetting in the digital age.
- Cheating Death: Researchers hope work with poison gas can be a lifesaver.
- Researchers map human epigenome; decode DNA’s instruction manual.
- This is your spine on placebo. Deconstructing the placebo.
- Internet ‘telepathy’ on the horizon.
- Robot nuclear windjammer to sail oceans of Titan.
- Manned Mars missions boosted by continuous-communication breakthrough.
- China plans space station for the 2020s, eyes Moon trip.
- Chinese lab creates pocket-size artificial black hole.
- Doomsday in reverse: Is the future trying to save us from ourselves?
- The Basil Fawlty effect: Bosses bully you because they feel incompetent.
- The Simpsons is having a contest, and the winner will get to create a character for an upcoming episode. Better design your submission in a hurry – the contest ends on Oct. 24.
- The Top 10 artificially intelligent characters in movies.
- Dolphins play football off the coast of Wales.
- What will you do for International Day of Climate Action on Oct. 24? More than 3,000 events in 170 countries are in the works. Whatever you do, try not to get bitten.
- CIA is still cagey about Oswald mystery.
- Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon wins delay in extradition to the US.
- Ssh… your conversation may be bugged by a cyborg beetle.
- Who’s in Big Brother’s Database?
- Energy firms deeply split on bill to battle climate change, battling over policy decisions worth hundreds of billions of dollars in coming decades.
- It All Started 96 Hours After 9/11.
A big thanks to Greg and an anonymous commenter.
Quote of the Day:
Visit us, please, from a previous century and you’ll see us walking down the streets, wired cockleshells in ears, jabbering like lunatics in a Victorian asylum. It has long been understood in any line at any shopping till that the electronic will take precedence over the physical. The queue will wait while the sales assistant answers the phone. In any given situation, Absence always trumps Presence, presumably on the grounds that the unknown has more potential for excitement than the known. “Is he all there?” we used to ask of our neighbours’ idiot children. Now we ask of everyone, “Is he there at all?”
From David Hare’s righteous rant It all started 96 hours after 9/11. The 240+ comments it’s garnered aren’t bad either.